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Meri Awaaz Suno – Biography of Mohammad Rafi now on Internet

This information is shared by Mr. Vinod Viplav. He can be contacted on mobile – 09868793203 or Email – Following article was published in the prominent English Daily “The Hindu” on November 1, 2008.

Meri Awaaz Suno 2nd Edition

Meri Awaaz Suno 2nd Edition

The second edition of a biography of Mohammad Rafi “Meri Aawaz Suno” hits the stands. We know Mohammad Rafi as a singer par excellence and have grown up on his songs. But we have barely given a thought that he sung several songs for lesser known characters in films. We barely know the names of those who sang those songs in the film, but know the songs too well.  

“Jaane Walon Zara” from Dosti, “Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki” from Dulari, “Ae Mohabbat Zindabad” from Mughal-e-Azam, “Badi Door Se Aaye Hain” from Samjhauta, “Tujhe Kya Sunaoon Main Dilruba” from Aakhri Daao are just a few examples. Similarly, his famous qawwalis and songs on children like “Nanhe Munne Bachche”, “Chun Chun Karti Aayi Chidiya”, “Na Hindu Banega” are still the hallmark of good songs with a message.

Second edition

Meri Awaaz Suno 2nd Edition

Meri Awaaz Suno 2nd Edition

These and many such interesting facts are put together in a thin book called “Meri Aawaz Suno” by Vinod Viplav.

This is the second edition of the biography of the same name that was published a year ago by Sachi Prakashan. And within a year, its second edition came many other interesting additions. The book quickly vanished from the stalls at the recent Delhi Book Fair.

Recalls Viplav happily, “Around 300-400 books were bought by Rafi lovers from the stall which was much more than the number of bestsellers sold at the Fair.”

The reason for its quick popularity is its content written in a conversational language and memoirs by those who knew him – from the music directors like Naushad to a fan like Umesh Makhija from Ahmedabad, who has a temple in his home filled with Rafi’s images, Rafi’s family that very few people know about, his peculiar habits like drinking raw milk before the concerts, his differences with some fellow singers and so on.

Despite a few drawbacks like the lack of a proper chronology of songs and an in-depth analysis, the book is still a valuable addition to a Rafi lover’s book stack.


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Good News for Rafi Fans

Biography of Mohammad Rafi on Internet

The full version of the printed form of the first biography of Mohammad Rafi – Meri Awaz Suno is now available on

Now Rafi Fans and Music lovers can download the book on their Computers. If anybody wants to download, read or take printout of this book, can visit following link : 

Mr. Vinod Viplav, the author

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13 Blog Comments to “Meri Awaaz Suno – Biography of Mohammad Rafi now on Internet”

  1. Farooq Jamal says:

    Hello Mr. Vinod, I am very fortunate as I have this book and now I feel like I have gained much knowledge about Rafi Sb.

  2. Ravish Mathur says:

    I am totally agree with the suggestion of Vinit . Something should be done to devote some part of this website for Hindispeking Rafi Fans. I think this will inhance the popularity and reach of this site.

  3. विनीत कुमार, दिल्‍ली says:

    मनीष जी। आपने सही फरमाया कि इस तरह की पुस्‍तकों की जरूरत हिन्‍दी में ज्‍यादा है। हिन्‍दी हमारी मातृभाषा है और इसमें हर तरह की पुस्‍तकें होनी चाहिये। यह खुशी की बात है कि रफी साहब की पहली जीवनी हिन्‍दी में लिखी गयी और अब यह इंटरनेट पर भी उपलब्‍ध है। हम रफी प्रेमियों के लिये यह गर्व की बात है। यह बात यह भी साबित करती है कि हिन्‍दी किसी से कम नहीं है बशर्ते उसे बढावा मिले और हिन्‍दी को बढाने का काम हम सब कर सकते हैं। हिन्‍दी और उर्दू में सबसे अधिक और सबसे अधिक सुरीले गीत गाने वाले रफी साहब ने हिन्‍दी के विकास के लिये बहुत कुछ किया। इस बारे में शायद कम लोगों को पता होगा। जय रफी साहब। जय हिन्‍दी। जय उर्दू।
    मेरा एक सुझाव यह भी है कि रफी प्रेमियों के बीच सर्वाधिक लोकप्रिय इस वेबसाइट का एक भाग्‍ा अगर हिन्‍दी में भी हो तो बहुत अच्‍छा होता, क्‍योंकि कई बार अंग्रेजी कम जानने वाले लोगों को कुछ दिक्‍कतें हो जाती है।

  4. Manish Kumar says:

    I also want to thank the author for keeping the book in Hindi and not English. Some things do get lost in translation and this is why I’ve been trying to learn to read & write Hindi as of late. It’s a beautiful language that should be respected & preserved. I say the same for Urdu. It kills me to see Indian channels and celebrated people like Amitabh Bachchan insist on speaking in English with his lousy accent when instead he could speak like a God in his original language.

  5. Manish Kumar says:

    I commend the author for making this book available via download. I will buy the electronic version shortly and keep it for myself only. It’s kind of brave for these guys because electronic files are so easy to pass around (I promise not to). Thanks so much – I look forward to reading it.

  6. Naresh K Singh says:

    It is rightly said in this artilce that this biography of Rafi Sahab is a valuable addition to a Rafi lover’s book stack.

  7. Muzzaffar, Lucknow says:

    It is great news that Biography of Mohammad Rafi has been published. Vinod Viplav has done marvelous job. This biography should be translated in English and other languages, so that non Hindi Speaking people can read the biography of our beloved singer.

  8. Deepak Khanna/Parag Sirohi says:

    How to get the Biography of Mohammad Rafi – Meri Awaz Suno

    Dear friend/friends,

    Thank you for your overwhelming response to the second edition of the biography of the great singer – Mohammad Rafi. A number of Rafi fans want to know about how to get the Biography of Rafi Sahab- Meri Awaz Suno.

    How to get the Book – Meri Awaz Suno by Courier/Post

    If You want the book should be delivered on any address inside India
    If you want that book should be delivered on any address inside India you can send me a cheque/draft/Money Order of Rs. 150/- only (Including courier/postal charge) on following address. Cheque should be in favour of Vinod Viplav.
    Vinod Viplav
    21, UNI Apartments
    Sector – 11, Vasundhara,
    Ghaziabad (U.P.)
    Pin – 201012
    Ph- 09868793203/0120-2880324
    Email –

    If You want the book should be delivered outside of India
    If you are residing outside of India and want to get the Printed Book by courier or post, you can send your order through
    Total charge of the Book – 150/ plus Courier/Postal Charge. Payment by Credit Card.
    To send your order please visits following link.

    In case of any problem or query please contact

    Deepak Khanna
    Publisher Relations
    A1Books India
    Phone : 91-120-4208206/ 91-120- 4208205
    Mobile- 09899868109
    Email –

    To get Online Version of the book in PDF format on your computer.

    The full version of the printed form of this book (Meri Awaz Suno) is available on
    Now Rafi Fans and Music lovers can download the book on their Computers. If you want to download and read this book, please visit following link :

    In case of any problem or query, please contact:

    Mr. Parag Sirohi
    Sr. Business Development Executive
    e-Source Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Cell: 9711388459

  9. MUKESH says:

    Can i have contact details of Mr.Uesh Makhija, Ahmedabad?

  10. Mohammad Faisal, Delhi says:

    I think it is a marvellous effort by vinod Viplav Sahab. I have read this book and i think it is a great gift to Rafi Fans.

  11. Vinod Viplav says:

    Mr. Akbar
    If you need printed copy of this book in USA or any other countries, please visit following link.

  12. akbar khorakiwala says:

    hello vinod
    please let me know,as to how can i buy rafisaab’s biography in print in USA
    akbar khorakiwala

  13. Dear Vinod Viplav,
    Thanks for writing the biography of Legend Mohd.Rafi. You have done a excellent job for rafi’s fans & music lover. I always eager to find out the rafi’s sahib fans. Sir, I request you to please also send the family history & photo of Legend Rafi’s Sahib.May God give you good health & wealth and you serve on the rafi’s sahib life.

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